A prominent politician in Turkey was rushed to hospital after being hit during a brawl in parliament.
Huseyin Ors, a lawmaker from the country’s opposition Good Party, was reportedly punched in the face during the scrap.
He has a cardiac peacemaker for heart problems and was placed under emergency care ‘in critical condition’.
Mr Ors is believed to have suffered a split eyebrow because the person who hit him was wearing a ring.
Aylin Cesur, another Good Party MP who is also a medical doctor, tended to Mr Ors before an ambulance arrived.
He told Turkish outlet T24: ‘His treatment continues in the intensive care unit as his life-threatening condition continues. I hope such events will not be repeated.’
Television footage showed dozens of politicians pushing and slapping each other.
Others were seen trying to hold colleagues back.
At least one legislator was knocked to the ground.
It is not clear what sparked the fight, but it happened during a debate about next year’s budget.
Tensions are running high in Turkish politics as the country has presidential and parliamentary elections coming up in June.
Turkey’s highly divided parliament has seen several physical fights in the past.
Good Party spokesperson Kursad Zorlu said: ‘It is a sad day on behalf of the Turkish Grand National Assembly and a shameful day for those who carried out the attack.’
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